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Etymology 1Edit

Unknown. Wikipedia lists several possibilities, of which the most widely-accepted is that it is an abbreviation of "oll korrect", a comical spelling of "all correct" which first appeared in print in The Boston Morning Post on March 23, 1839, as part of a fad for similar fanciful abbreviations in the United States during the late 1830s (e.g. K.Y. for "know yuse", from "no use"; O.W. for "oll wright", from "all right"). The variant okeh (which see) is sometimes said to suggest a Choctaw origin.

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NounEdit

OK ‎(plural OKs)

  1. Endorsement; approval.
    We can start as soon as we get the OK.
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OK ‎(third-person singular simple present OKs, present participle OKing, simple past and past participle OKed)

  1. To approve.
    I don't want to OK this amount of money.
  2. (computing) To confirm by activating a button marked OK.
    • 2001, Mike Collins, Pro Tools: Practical Recording, Editing and Mixing for Music Production
      Type a suitable name for your Marker and OK the dialogue box.
    • 2008, Martin Evening, Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers
      When you OK the crop, the image size will be adjusted to match the front image resolution.
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OK ‎(comparative more OK, superlative most OK)

  1. All right, permitted.
    Do you think it's OK to stay here for the night?
  2. Satisfactory, reasonably good; not exceptional.
    The soup was OK, but the dessert was excellent.
  3. In good health or a good emotional state.
    He's not feeling well now, but he should be OK after some rest.
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OK ‎(comparative more OK, superlative most OK)

  1. Satisfactorily, sufficiently well.
    The team did OK in the playoffs.
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OK

  1. Used to indicate acknowledgement or acceptance.
    I promise to give it back. Reply: OK.
    Let's meet again this afternoon. Reply: OK.
    Shut up! Reply: OK, OK.
  2. An utterance expressing exasperation, similar to "all right!"
    OK! I get it! Stop nagging me!
  3. Used to introduce a sentence in order to draw attention to the importance of what is being said.
    OK, I'm thinking of a number...
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Etymology 2Edit

Proper nounEdit

OK

  1. Acronym of Oklahoma, a state of the United States of America.

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ChineseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • 歐克欧克 (ōukè) (one of the ways to transliterate into Chinese characters)

EtymologyEdit

From English OK.

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OK

  1. (colloquial, nonstandard) alright
    OK / OK  ―  ōukèi ma?  ―  Are you OK?
    OOK [Cantonese]  ―  Nei5 ou1 m4 ou1 kei1 aa1? [Jyutping]  ―  Are you OK?

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OK

  1. (colloquial, nonstandard) OK
    上頭OKOK / 上头OKOK  ―  Shàngtou shuō ōukèi jiù ōukèi le.  ―  If higher authorities say "OK", it means "OK".

Usage notesEdit

  • Using Roman letters in a Chinese running text is frowned upon by many purists and not supported by language policies of Chinese speaking areas, but a limited number of words in Roman script in all capitals have entered Chinese dictionaries and mainstream Chinese literature.
  • In transcribing speech synonyms are often used instead of "OK", e.g. (hǎo), (xíng).

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OK ‎(katakana オーケー, romaji ōkē)

  1. (manufacturing) good

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OK ‎(katakana オーケー, romaji ōkē)

  1. OK

KoreanEdit

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OK ‎(okei) ‎(hangeul 오케이)

  1. (colloquial) good

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OK ‎(okei) ‎(hangeul 오케이)

  1. (colloquial) OK

PortugueseEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English OK.

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OK

  1. OK (indicates acknowledgement or acceptance)

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OK m (plural OKs)

  1. OK (an indication of acknowledgement or acceptance)

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OK

  1. OK, okay

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OK

  1. OK, okay

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OK

  1. OK, okay

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